Flora E. Sommerfield, 101


Flora E. Sommerfield (nee Mantz), 101, of Eagle River and formerly of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Flora was born on March 31, 1910 to Walter and Hilda (nee Krieger) Mantz. She was born and raised in Milwaukee. She went on to marry Harold Richard Sommerfield who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1997. The couple resided in Milwaukee for many years before moving to West Bend in April of 1988.

Flora was the past president of the Milwaukee Police Officers Club and a former member of both 5th Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend and the Pentecost Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Flora is survived by her children Richard (Nadine) of Sun Prairie and daughter Kay (Otto) Scharpf of Eagle River; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many other nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Flora is preceded in death by her husband Harold; parents Walter and Hilda; sisters Vivian Rux and Elva Heiden; and brothers Milton Mantz, Richard Mantz, Ferdinand Mantz, Norbert Mantz, and Walter Mantz.

A memorial service for Flora will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Cedar Ridge Community (Grand Hall), 113 Cedar Ridge Drive in West Bend with Chaplain David Stone presiding. Gathering will take place from 10-10:45 a.m. at Cedar Ridge ONLY. Entombment will follow at Lake View Memorial Park, 2786 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Memorials in Flora’s name are appreciated to Cedar Ridge.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.